If you are going to go down the "off the rack package set" from a retail type place, there are still a couple of things you need to know, and need to make known.
Firstly, you need to know that all packages are not made equal.
Some have more irons, some have more of "the devils tools", some are more forgiving, some may last longer in terms of being suitable as you improve, so discuss it all with whoever you go to see.
Quality of the sets vary as much as the price does.
Let them know which clubs you struggle with currently, which ones you hit well, what shaft flex suits, (or may suit).
Hit clubs from each package (and not just a 7 iron). Hit the driver and gaybrid as well and get them to check to see the shaft flex is suitable.
And in particular ..... let them know how much time and effort you are willing to put in towards improving. That will fast track both you and them towards a set that will suit you over time, and not leave you ending up with a set you've quickly outgrown.
If you are only ever going to be a once a month social player, then your needs will certainly be different to someone who eventually wants to play off single figures.
If you just want to get the ball up in the air, then talk to them about "forgiveness" …… if you want to work the ball, eg be able to hit it left to right, right to left, high and low .... then speak to them about which clubs are more workable.
Also, off the rack package sets can be tailored for length etc, and they should be able to cut them down for you, or extend them for you at the time of purchase, if that is what's required to make them more suitable … (so they should be checking for your ideal length etc.)
So, instead of hitting that "buy now" button on Ebay on a set of unknown and unhit clubs .... talk to someone about your needs, and try hitting lots of different clubs first.
Just my 2 cents …..
Le Hole in 1 (#1) ..... Beaconhills 30/06/2013 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#2) ...... Beaconhills 09/08/2014 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#3) ...... Beaconhills 22/02/2015 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / Titleist NXT Tour ball.
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2014 W.A. Invitational Classic (Joondalup)
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2016 W.A. Invitational Classic (Albany)
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2018 Coober Pedy Opal Fields Open
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